| Nov 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
The sexual abuse of students at Miramonte Elementary School was creepy beyond measure, involving a "game" in which third-graders were blindfolded and fed cookies tainted with their teacher's semen. But the astonishing $139-million legal settlement —...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Amid the usual massive expanse of concrete at an L.A. Unified school, the students of 24th Street Elementary School are the proud caretakers of a lush one-acre living classroom with an orchard, vegetable and fruit beds, and a charming garden shed. This...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Los Angeles Unified students could take school-issued iPads home as soon as next month under a new plan that officials say has dealt with security concerns.
The issue of when — or if — to allow the devices to be taken home has been much...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:40 PM
The teachers in Los Angeles who write to The Times — and I may be understating the intensity of their views here — are no fans of John Deasy. So when the embattled former superintendent resigned from the Los Angeles Unified School District...
| Oct 26, 2014
LAUSD technology: In the Oct. 23 California section, a headline with an article about the views of new Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon Cortines on using construction bond money to pay for technology erred in describing his stance. He did not say that such...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Newly installed Los Angeles schools Supt. Ramon Cortines said he opposes using construction bond money to pay for curriculum on student computers, raising new questions about the future of the system's controversial $1.3-billion technology project....
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:29 PM
With John Deasy no longer in charge at the Los Angeles Unified School District, the school board needs a new superintendent who shares his passion for improving the lives of children in poverty, but not his adversarial approach or his refusal to listen to...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:34 PM
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a brief visit to Los Angeles on Tuesday, met with newly installed L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines to talk about local technology problems and the state of local schools.
Duncan's visit coincided with...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Ramon C. Cortines' first day in his latest tour at the helm of Los Angeles Unified started in a familiar fashion: early, with his first meeting at 7 a.m.
That was practically indolent for Cortines, who is known to schedule meetings for 6 a.m. But on...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:15 PM
To the editor: We all need to realize that former L.A. Unified School District Supt. John Deasy's departure alone will not fix our schools. ("Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy's undoing at LAUSD," Oct. 19)
There has been a punitive,...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Los Angeles Unified School District dumped a heap of trouble on its schools this fall when it rolled out a new student records system.
The breakdown was the most severe at Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles. Seniors couldn't get courses they...